Dish to Shut Down Slingbox (in Nov 2022)

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  1. phrelin

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    Per Variety story:

    On Monday, Dish’s Sling Media unit announced that Slingbox servers will be permanently taken offline 24 months from Nov. 9, 2020.​

    I hope this isn't a duplicate post but I couldn't find one with this announcement.
     
  2. James Long

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    The first I have seen of this. Good to have a two year warning.
     
  3. AZ.

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    This sucks....I hope someone comes out with another box?....Vucanos were better than Slings...I pay for sports, and enjoy streaming when Im away
     
  4. NYDutch

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    Note that this does not effect the Sling equipped Hopper and Hopper w/Sling using DishAnywhere, only the standalone boxes.
     
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  5. jsk

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    They already disabled the Sling Adapter on my 722K. That used to work really well when I first got it and as time went on it got worse. I remember being on a train and watching DVR content on my phone using 3G without interruptions, except when we went through a tunnel. It adjusted the picture quality really well depending on my signal.
     
  6. Jim5506

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    The Sling adapter was built on Flash hardware and Flash has been abandoned due to security flaws that were not fixable.
     
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